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    Ukraine Says Mining Town Holding Out Against Russian Assault

    Ukraine Says Mining Town Holding Out Against Russian Assault

    , — The fate of a devastated salt-mining town in eastern Ukraine hung in the balance Wednesday as Ukraine said its forces were holding out against a furious Russian onslaught in what has become one of the fiercest and most costly battles in the almost 11-month war.

    Though unlikely to provide a turning point in the war, Soledar's fall to Russian forces after months of Ukrainian defense would be a prize for the Kremlin, which has been starved of good news from the battlefield amid Ukraine's counteroffensive in recent months. It would also offer Russian troops a strategic springboard for their efforts to encircle the nearby of Bakhmut.

    The spokesman for Ukraine's Eastern Group of Forces, Serhiy Cherevaty, said Wednesday that Russian claims it had conquered Soledar were “untrue,” Ukrainian news outlet Suspilne reported.

    Cherevaty offered no further details, saying only that Ukraine's General Staff would provide more information later.

    The General Staff in its Wednesday morning update only listed Soledar among cities and towns that continue to be shelled by Russian forces.

    Late Tuesday, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner Group — a Russian private contractor — claimed in audio reports posted on his Russian social media platform that his forces had seized control of Soledar, though he also said that battles were continuing in a “cauldron” in the city's center.

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